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Decentralization vs centralization......implications

Discussion in 'The Kruse Longevity Center' started by Jack Kruse, Feb 8, 2021.

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  1. Jack Kruse

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    The collapse of centralization is upon us now. How it will affect major parts of the environment is bound to affect all our lives in a myriad of ways most do not yet expect. A deep and structural socioeconomic shift has been brewing for decades. Centralized institutions are failing us. This pandemic is the beginning of the end of centralization.

    This is the modus operandi of the 4th Turning.
    This is the way the world ends in this fourth turning. Not with a bang but with a whimper from centralized life.

    Centralized institutions are failing us. Already fragile institutions saddled with debt, grossly underfunded and unprepared, are now crippling in the face of COVID. Sure enough, centralized institutions will not all crumble overnight. Some degree of centralization is required, even in decentralized systems. However, this pandemic is part of a paradigm shift that has been brewing for some time: progressive decentralization.

    This pandemic is not a black swan, it was planned as a method for us to accept economic change because central bankers have screwed us yet again. The pandemic had to be used so we would not revolt. Make people more afraid of dying from a virus is more palatable than dying in a revolt against governments. Plandemics are predictable, and especially as the world becomes more interconnected and urban density increases. They happen every decade or so. It feels like a black swan because it caught many off guard. Not surprisingly, we tend to overestimate certain risks and underestimate others, during plandemics. I hope my words have helped some of you make better choices. I did this because I see the tsunami coming from thousands of miles away.

    In centralized systems, this sort of risk calculation and top-down policy goes unchecked. It gives rise to systematic miscalculated risks and inefficiencies. Centralized systems, like modern medicine, are like a game of broken telephone where the quality of information degrades as it moves up the chain of command. In contrast, decentralized systems are better at processing information at the edges, where the quality of data is intact. This is where mitochondrial medicine exists. Processing and adapting new information is key to our survival, and decentralized systems are much better at that than centralized ones at this task.

    COVID was just a symptom of a diseased system-wise. The real disease is our centralized way of thinking and living. Covid was not the cause of this disease. It is lipstick on the pig.

    COVID caught the world by storm and halted most economic activity - an unprecedented move for us humans. During this time of isolation, many began questioning the response of governments and health organizations. They were left wondering why they couldn’t go back to work, or receive a stimulus paycheck in time. Some got checks; others are still waiting. In short, this plandemic came to expose the fragility of the system and institutions that create it.

    COVID is less about the virus and more about what it has set in motion: a growing discontent and desire to change the status quo. While still early, I believe we will look back at COVID and mark it as the beginning of the end of system-wide centralization. This paradigm shift will happen. Perhaps “not with a bang, but with a whimper.”

    In the USA, COVID has opened Pandora’s Box, and the rest of the world has woken up to the malfeasance and betrayal of trust by centralized institutions globally. Arguably, the financial crisis in 2008 should have had this effect, but it didn’t. Somehow we didn’t learn then that any centralized entity eventually betrays our trust. For 15 years I have warned my tribe that modern medicine is a centralized nightmare for clients and practitioners. Sadly, too few realize it. COVID will change this. Anyone who can read and think now know that your Vitamin D level and exposure to sun is the key to avoiding the disease. I wonder when people wake up in the next first turning and realize that my message of trusting Nature implicitly is a far better path to choose?

    However, for many of the skeptics, COVID is more personal. It has kept us inside, away from socializing; AWAY FROM THE SUN, and as a result many more were harmed from diseases other than COVID. Suicide and depression spiked it was a health and economic blow across the board. It left us wanting more from our leaders and institutions. It was a global shock that led many to feel betrayed. 75 million voters in the USA were betrayed by the system they participated in. This betrayal is going to lead to institutional change soon and change is never tidy.

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    To better understand how and what this plandemic will catalyze, I's suggest you read Tainter’s seminal work “The Collapse of Complex Societies” to make sense of the current state of the world.

    You may ask: why study collapse? Perhaps you sense the world is better, more technologically advanced, and equipped to deal with adversity like plandemics. Yet our world is also more interconnected, and subtle changes in one part of the world have ripple effects on a global scale. The same optimism that drives progress also makes us susceptible to believing in false narratives that “this time will be different.”

    “Even if one believes that modern societies are less vulnerable to collapse than ancient ones, the possibility that they may not be so remains troubling.” - Tainter

    History tells us that we cannot cheat collapse. It’s a natural phenomenon, like evolution, and not a black swan. It may come as a bang (natural disaster, nuclear war, asteroid) or whimper (economic and political decay). If we cannot avoid collapse, then perhaps we learn from that of ancient empires and civilizations like the Romans, Mayans, and Minoans. If destruction seems far-fetched, consider that we’ve had our fair share as of late - the British Empire, the Ottomans, and the Soviet Union. We all saw what happened when the Soviet Union collapsed in the early 1990s and we all thought our own civilizations in our countries were somehow immune from the same viral spread. WE WERE WRONG. Our time on center stage is here. Is your life raft ready?
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  3. Jack Kruse

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    What a collapse looks like to the uninvited?

    Collapse is a broad term. Most contemporary thinkers foresee collapse from catastrophes such as nuclear war, resource depletion, natural disasters, and pandemics. Others consider it a socioeconomic and political process - more akin to the demise of the Soviet Union and the British Empire. Tainter’s definition of collapse encompasses many things:

    • “a lower degree of stratification and social differentiation;

    • Less economic and occupational specialization, of individuals, groups, and territories;

    • Less centralized control; that is, less regulation and integration of diverse economic and political groupies by elites;

    • Less behavioral control and regimentation;

    • Less investment in the epiphenomena of complexity, those elements that define the concept of ‘civilization’: monumental architecture, artistic and literary achievements, and the like;

    • Less flow of information between individuals, between political and economic groups, and less sharing, trading, and redistribution of resources;

    • Less overall coordination and organization of individuals and groups;

    • A smaller territory integrated within a single political unit.” A step back to feudalism if you will.
    Defining collapse is not an easy thing to do. Not all manifest the symptoms described above. However, most collapses throughout history have a combination and sequence of events: internal socioeconomic deterioration followed by an external blow (natural or man-made).
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    I just recently went to Chitzen Itza again to visit. I went not because I had not been. I went and hired a guide to find out more about the Mayan collapse. Why did I do that with the people who mattered most to me? Because I was being coy. I wanted those I know to know implicitly what really is coming our way. I wanted them to relive the Mayan collapse so they would be ready for ours. I need the people in my circle of six stronger than they are now. I have been prepping for it for 2.5 years.

    It’s hard to imagine what a devastating collapse of civilization like the Mayans or Roman Empire would look like in the modern-day for modern people. On my trip to Chitzen Itza, I allowed our driver to take my tribe to a family who was 20 generations from the Mayan collapse to show them what life might be like for those who did not heed my warnings to get prepared.

    Going to Mexico and seeing the remnants of collapse is illuminating to the truth. While it is impossible to fully understand what and how the collapse felt at the moment in time, Tainter’s definition of “sudden and devastating” seems far-fetched. Perhaps the most recent example of collapse is the Soviet Union. Entire generations that grew up under communism soon were living in a free world, facing the opportunity/struggles of freedom of choice. Assimilating to a system that allows choice was and still is, a difficult adjustment for many generations that grew up under communist rule.

    Soon the Great facade, will morph into the Great Reset, and will become the New World Order.

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    Might one consider quitting your job in the legacy system? Stop protecting the status quo. Come help build the future by jumping with out wings in a decentralized manner.
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    After doing the hard work of due diligence and taking considerable concentration to absorb there's only one thing to do....blow the Mothership. All the so-called good deeds are completely corrupted with complete control initiatives on our very souls. Don't drink the kool-aid. Stay self-sovereign.
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    Yes, a bold prediction I made for 2021 is that over half of the S&P 500 will have adopted bitcoin as a long term Treasury Reserve Asset.
    Why will they have to do it? Fiat is depreciating 15-20% in their banks. Those who don't will lose their ability to fund the future of industry. BTC will replace VC's in Silicon Valley in this turning. They won't allow this to happen, so I expect them to pile in now. Issuing equity and debt to buy bitcoin is value accretive, the stock price goes up despite dilution. Investors value well-capitalized corporations. Just watch. Musk and Saylor are just the beginning. Metcalfe law movement has arrived. #BTC6.
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    What is the New World Order likely to look like? Start at the ten-minute window and be ready. If your lifeboat is not inflated this is what you will receive.

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    "The Central Bank has bastardized the most important price in the world which is the cost of money. We have crony capitalism as you know." --Druckenmiller

    The Dollar is the basic unit of debt and not value. Nothing else.
    We need to advocate for our tribe where the pot of value lies and make them see it, understand it, so they will act upon the information. -- D. Jack Kruse
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    Imagine a weatherman who on Monday predicted sunshine for Tuesday and then, after a Tuesday morning deluge, spent the evening’s broadcast telling you that despite some unexpected morning fog he was right and that the National Weather Service doesn’t know how to measure rainfall.

    This is what the Central Banks and politicians on the left have done for the last few years. Who you believe will be reflected in how much BTC you own.
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  12. Jack Kruse

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    Here is the best reason why MDs and nurses need my DeMed and DeFi Pow Wow coming up this month. The Red Pacman is going to swallow you up in a centralized system sometime this year.

  13. Jack Kruse

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    Why is this Tesla news bullish? As CEO Elon has the option to buy Tesla shares or Bitcoin on the open market.
    He bought Bitcoin. What does this mean to us?
    So we know which he thinks is better value for money. Think about that.
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    Kruse Longevity is getting into the DeFi space. FYI. It was inevitable.
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    Centralized systems will not go quiet into the decentralized night. Any power structure — regardless of initial purpose — will ultimately view retention of power as its primary goal. It's no surprise that those endowed with power find it difficult to hand over to a structure they don't control.
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  16. caroline

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    Isn't there going to be a huge power struggle? a bloodbath?

    So many people with so much to lose....
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    Here is a great take on the dangers of using history as our guide:

    Hindsight, the ability to explain the past, gives us the illusion that the world is understandable. It gives us the illusion that the world makes sense, even when it doesn’t make sense. That’s a big deal in producing mistakes in many fields.

    Here’s a useful analogy: Essentially the Fed is driving the car, which is the economy, only using the rearview mirror which is foggy, and the front windshield is opaque (you can’t see the future). How could the Fed possibly drive the car with any accuracy? What if we just let the car self adjust to the conditions of the road?

    History cannot be interpreted without the aid of imagination and intuition. The sheer quantity of evidence is so overwhelming that selection is inevitable.
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